AceShowbiz - Photos from Andrew Gillum's alleged gay party had made their way out online. In the graphic pictures, the former Florida gubernatorial candidate was seen being drunk and stripping down to nothing as he lied on the floor inside a Miami hotel room.
Also found in the room were plastic bags with suspected crystal meth inside. The photos, which were obtained by Daily Mail from police under Freedom of Information law, featured empty beer bottles and prescription pills scattered among trash and soiled sheets that were covered in bodily fluids.
Gillum, who is married with three children, was found inside the Hotel Mondrian room last week with two other men, Aldo Mejias and Travis Dyson. The later of whom was overdosed on crystal meth as police found them semi-nude and disoriented on Friday, March 13 after the Miami Beach Fire Rescue workers received a call about a possible overdose.
After the news first broke, Gillum, who recently announced that he had decided to enter a rehabilitation center to treat his alcohol addiction, was quick to release a statement in which he denied using meth. Gillum explained, "I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends. While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines."
He added, "I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement. I'm thankful to the incredible Miami Beach EMS team for their efforts. I will spend the next few weeks with my family and appreciate privacy during this time."
Gillum, however, has yet to address speculations that he's secretly living a gay life. If anything, the rumors were only escalating due to a statement from blogger Funky Dineva, who claimed to be attending Florida State University, a neighboring university of Gillum's Florida A&M University. Dineva, who is openly gay, shared to MTO News that he's a longtime friend and supporter of Gillum, adding that there were rumblings that the latter was gay during their college days.
"There were rumblings back when we were in college that Andrew Gillum was gay," Dineva said of Gillum. He added, 'I'm not saying the man was gay, straight or bisexual - but anybody who was in Tallahassee at that time, if they say they didn't hear rumblings about Andrew being gay -- they is a got damn lie."